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Slew of arrests made in Quebec syrup heist
CP24 ^ | December 20, 2012

Posted on 12/21/2012 12:20:00 AM PST by Squawk 8888

MONTREAL -- Eighteen people have been arrested in a massive heist of maple syrup, Quebec police said Thursday.

The accused face a variety of charges including theft, conspiracy, fraud and receiving stolen goods.

Provincial police said in a statement they are looking for seven more people in the case.

The sweet stuff was stolen in the town of Saint-Louis-de-Blandford between August 2011 and this past July.

About 2.7 million kilograms of maple syrup, worth up to $18 million, was reported missing after a routine inventory check last summer.

Officers from the RCMP, the Canada Border Services Agency and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement helped Quebec police in the investigation, which featured interviews with 300 people in the maple syrup industry in Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and the northern U.S.


TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: napl
Looks like they're in a sticky situation.
1 posted on 12/21/2012 12:20:05 AM PST by Squawk 8888
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To: Slings and Arrows; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ..
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Non-Ping!

2 posted on 12/21/2012 12:22:44 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Squawk 8888; Salamander; Vendome; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows

Think the charges will stick?

Hope the prosecutor doesn’t waffle on this one.


3 posted on 12/21/2012 12:33:38 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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Maybe they’ll offer a plea deal.

That would be sweet.


4 posted on 12/21/2012 12:35:16 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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The flap was started by some guy named Jack.


5 posted on 12/21/2012 12:39:20 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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They probably couldn’t fence it because the syrup was hot.


6 posted on 12/21/2012 12:40:50 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Squawk 8888; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Buncha saps.


7 posted on 12/21/2012 12:40:50 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

They were just trying to tap into the market.


8 posted on 12/21/2012 12:41:39 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Squawk 8888; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Buncha saps.


9 posted on 12/21/2012 12:41:52 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Squawk 8888; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Buncha saps.


10 posted on 12/21/2012 12:42:53 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Didn’t Red Green fix the sugarbush with duct tape ?

Could have just leaked out. ....eh ?

Ya hosers.....


11 posted on 12/21/2012 12:49:30 AM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Slings and Arrows
The RCMP rule!


12 posted on 12/21/2012 1:26:03 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: shibumi
At least it wasn't that horrid, evil molasses!


13 posted on 12/21/2012 1:29:59 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Squawk 8888

Sounds like a grade B heist.


14 posted on 12/21/2012 1:33:09 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Daffynition

15 posted on 12/21/2012 1:35:53 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Squawk 8888
Round up the usual suspects

I think I know where they're holed up


16 posted on 12/21/2012 1:44:15 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: shibumi

They’re still drips.


17 posted on 12/21/2012 1:47:44 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Squantos

Sorry, I don’t speak Canadian.


18 posted on 12/21/2012 1:49:29 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yaheydere.

Neederdueye.


19 posted on 12/21/2012 1:55:38 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

20 posted on 12/21/2012 2:09:48 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: P.O.E.

Those are not maple syrup. Yeeechh.


21 posted on 12/21/2012 2:13:02 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: shibumi

Uff da!


22 posted on 12/21/2012 2:20:20 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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Roses are red

Violets are purple

Sugar is sweet

And so is maple syruple


23 posted on 12/21/2012 3:27:50 AM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: Squawk 8888

” Like maple syrup, Canada’s evil oozes over the United States.”


24 posted on 12/21/2012 3:30:26 AM PST by Autonomous User (The Obama Doctrine: Blame America First.)
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To: Squawk 8888

did they find them hiding out in an igloo?


25 posted on 12/21/2012 3:33:28 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: shibumi

26 posted on 12/21/2012 4:21:54 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: All

Yummy.

27 posted on 12/21/2012 4:25:43 AM PST by Liz
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To: Squawk 8888

This is how they were smuggling it over the border.

Great stuff by the way, a shot in hot cider and its like you are enjoying a plate of hot buttery pancakes with extra syrup.

28 posted on 12/21/2012 4:30:18 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: shibumi

Don’t confuse newfanese with Canadian.


29 posted on 12/21/2012 4:47:08 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Squawk 8888

They must have gotten the stuff syruptitiously.


30 posted on 12/21/2012 4:55:22 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Sweet


31 posted on 12/21/2012 4:55:22 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Seems that the ones who understand little about the economy are economists)
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To: Straight Vermonter

GIMME!

32 posted on 12/21/2012 5:06:05 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Where would you go to pawn 1.7 kilos of maple syrup?


33 posted on 12/21/2012 5:17:50 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Daffynition

There’s no reason for anyone to own military style assault molasses.


34 posted on 12/21/2012 5:33:21 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Squawk 8888; Slings and Arrows
The culprit.


35 posted on 12/21/2012 5:57:06 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Revolting cat!; JoeProBono; Daffynition

His sticky wicket was the giveaway.


36 posted on 12/21/2012 5:59:22 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Agreed.


37 posted on 12/21/2012 6:08:57 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Bulwyf; Battle Axe
"Don’t confuse newfanese with Canadian."

It's only Newfie iffin ya Screech it.
38 posted on 12/21/2012 6:15:10 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Drip. Drip.


39 posted on 12/21/2012 6:21:45 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: palmer
This is a stick-up! Yummmmmmmmmm....Canadian bacon!


40 posted on 12/21/2012 6:30:01 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: a fool in paradise

41 posted on 12/21/2012 6:32:08 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

42 posted on 12/21/2012 7:06:20 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Mines limited to what I picked up working in Canookistan....

Merry Christmas ...eh !


43 posted on 12/21/2012 11:12:31 AM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Squantos

And a Happy New Year, eh?


44 posted on 12/21/2012 11:25:29 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: PoloSec

Give it to the pour.


45 posted on 12/21/2012 2:16:05 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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